December 2012

We’ve become a nation of travel-savvy holidaymakers who now like to independently fine tune our holidays to just how we like them, according to the UK’s number one holiday rentals website, Instead of leaving travel agents to do all the research, increasing numbers of holidaymakers are now packaging up holidays themselves, leading to phenomenal growth for sites like Over the past years, the holiday rentals site has seen a steady increase in booking enquiries worldwide, particularly in the UK and Europe.

November 2012

Where to spend Christmas Day and who to spend it with can be the root cause of a number of unpleasant family rows, according to recent research by holiday rentals specialist

September 2012

As peak holiday season winds down, leading holiday home rentals website takes a look at how the typical British holiday has changed over the years. While UK breaks ‘beside the seaside’ and in holiday parks used to reign supreme, today people of all ages are expanding their horizons, including regular city trips both at home and away, as well as visits to exotic far-flung shores among their main holidays.

With only a few days left until Munich plays host to the largest beer festival in the world,, the UK’s number one holiday rentals website, still has a few apartments available to rent during the event. If you haven’t booked your accommodation yet, choose from one, two or three bedroom apartments in Munich, with prices starting from £58 per person per night.

August 2012

If you’re looking for a break with a difference this year, how about a getaway afloat on a British or European waterway?, the UK’s number one holiday rentals website, advertises 140 private boats available to hire in Europe; from a river in Kent and a romantic French canal to the centre of Amsterdam, there’s a wealth of options to choose from.

According to figures released today by, the UK’s number one holiday rentals website, in the second quarter of 2012 Brits fled en masse to sunnier shores abroad. Following the wettest April and June on record, demand for beach holidays was strong, with the Cote d'Azur, Algarve, Majorca and Malaga among the top five most popular destinations for holidays in the second quarter on The findings mirror recent figures from easyJet, which saw passenger numbers increase by 10.9 percent to 16 million in the three months to the end of June, with Spain and Portugal as popular destinations.

The F1 Grand Prix that took place in Budapest at the end of July had a huge impact on the holiday rentals market, according to Following the London Olympics and World Cup trends, property owners in Hungary tapped into the potential of the high profile event and rented out their homes to visitors. On, the UK’s number one holiday rentals website, the country was the best performing destination for growth in supply in the second quarter of 2012, with a 50 percent increase year-on-year in the number of new properties advertised for rent.

July 2012

If you’ve managed to grab a last minute ticket for the Olympic Games and are looking for accommodation in London, there are still plenty of places to choose from on, the UK’s number one holiday rentals website. The site features over 700 private apartments still available to rent in the capital during the event with prices starting from £35 per person per night. For a one-of-a-kind experience, visitors could even choose to stay in an eight storey tower in Greenwich with panoramic views to landmark buildings.

This August bank holiday, why not combine a city break with a bit of sunshine to escape the dismal summer at home? Make the most of the long weekend and treat yourself to a trip to Barcelona, Nice, Venice or Amsterdam. Save cash by opting for a private apartment rental and you can also enjoy these cities from local neighbourhoods, away from overpriced central hotels surrounded by tourist hoards. On, the UK’s number one holiday rentals website, there are still thousands of private apartments available to rent during the bank holiday in popular European cities.

June 2012

Had enough of holding out for a good ‘summer’ at home? Then why not rent an affordable private holiday home in the Med and escape our dismal weather to soak up the sun and enjoy summer at its best. There’s a huge choice of European getaways easily accessible from the UK, offering guaranteed sunshine, sandy beaches and a laidback atmosphere. And with the pound still holding strong against the euro, your holiday cash will also serve you well in the Med.

May 2012

If you want to avoid exorbitant hotel rates during the Diamond Jubilee, holiday rentals can work out up to 50% cheaper than similar standard hotels, plus provide more space and facilities. According to figures from Santander, some hotels have increased prices by up to 223% for this year’s celebrations, significantly more than the premiums charged during the Royal Wedding last year. For a better value alternative,, the UK’s number one holiday rentals website, advertises more than 700 London apartments that are still available during the event, with prices starting at just £30 per person per night.

Recent figures released by, the UK’s number one holiday rentals website, show strong demand for winter sun holidays in the first quarter of 2012. Based on the number of booking enquiries placed on the website for holidays in the first three months of the year, perennial favourite the Canaries topped the charts, followed closely by Dubai and another Spanish favourite, Barcelona.

April 2012

Twelve million holidaymakers will head off to exotic climes next year - only to buy or cook traditional English meals, it emerged yesterday. A study into the holiday habits of 2,000 adults found a quarter lack the confidence or knowledge to try local specialties when travelling abroad. It was also revealed that even those who go self-catering trawl supermarkets for familiar goods to take home and prepare, rather than try their hand at native dishes. One in five even go so far as to take their favourite foods on holiday with them packing baked beans, bacon and even cheese in their suitcase. Incredibly more than a quarter admitted that the tried and trusted beans on toast was often their lunch of choice abroad, even when faced with an array of local produce to choose from.

Discover the road less travelled and avoid tourist crowds on your next getaway with an off-the-beaten-track holiday in Europe, the Middle East, North or South America. For keen travellers around the world,, the UK’s number one holiday rentals website, now offers a wealth of private accommodation in lesser-explored destinations such as Romania, Oman, Venezuela or Alaska. There are even remote lodges in Scotland and secluded houses by the fjords in Norway!

March 2012

If you’re looking to save money on your Easter or summer break, consider renting a holiday home to save on cost per head and enjoy more space, comfort and better family facilities than you would in a hotel. Why face restaurant tantrums, overcrowded pools and the whole family all crowded in to one room when you could be relaxing in your own spacious holiday home?, the UK’s number one holiday rentals website, lists thousands of affordable, child-friendly family holiday homes worldwide, as well as hundreds of special offers on villas, cottages and apartments every week.

With the Olympics still five months away, booking enquiries for London properties in July and August in 2012 have increased by 695%* compared to the same period last year. As the date of the Games looms nearer expects London homeowners will see an even greater influx of enquiries as tourists from around the world look to finalise their travel plans.

According to a new survey by leading holiday rentals company,, 65% of second homeowners are considering or would like to sell their property. In a survey of owners in February 2012*, almost 60% also confirmed that their property had taken a nose-dive in value since they purchased it and 37% were feeling the squeeze, saying it was a bigger financial burden of late.

What better way to see in summer than with a fun-filled music festival by the beach? So what if there’s no Glastonbury in 2012? There are plenty of other events in the UK to keep you entertained, from Brighton and Cornwall to the Isle of Wight. And for those who prefer a bit more comfort than a tent, on, the UK’s number one holiday rentals website, there are more than 8,500 private properties available to rent in the UK. Get together a few friends and rent a place to save on cost per head, as holiday lets typically work out much cheaper than hotels.

Dubai’s property market saw a steady improvement towards the end of last year, according to, the UK’s number one holiday rentals website. Figures released today by the company position it as the top performing market in 2011 in terms of inventory growth on its website, with a 68% year-on-year increase in holiday rental listings. It seems property investors are returning to the Emirate following widespread market and infrastructure improvements during the last year.

The clocks have gone forward, the trees are in bloom, the sun is shining, so what better time than now to go on a short weekend break? Spring is ideal for a European city visit as most destinations are at their best, so whether it’s romance in Paris, tulips in Amsterdam or history in Rome, book your holiday now and choose from more than 17,000 city centre apartments in Europe available to rent on

Supporting recent figures released by ABTA, the Travel Association, which showed that 12% of Brits intend to go abroad to avoid the Games, a recent holidaymaker survey conducted by, the UK’s number one holiday rentals website, indicates that only 7% of those interviewed are planning to attend the Olympics and 25% of these still haven’t purchased their tickets for the event.

February 2012

Supply of holiday rental accommodation in Spain grew sharply in the last quarter of 2011 as demand from holidaymakers also stayed strong, according to the UK’s largest holiday home rentals website, Figures released today by the company position Spain as the tenth best performing market in terms of growth in inventory on its website. It was the first time the country entered this top ten last year.

The extra bank holiday this June means you can take a four-day trip over the Diamond Jubilee weekend or even a nine-day holiday by booking just three days off. Whether you’re planning a short break in the countryside or a longer getaway in the sun,, the UK’s number one holiday rentals website, has more than 250,000 apartments, cottages and villas still available to rent worldwide.

January 2012

With the pound at its best rate since September 2010, take advantage of the falling Euro this Easter and get away to a sunny Eurozone destination. For those looking to keep a tight hold on their purse strings this year, there are hundreds of early deals on private properties advertised on, the UK’s number one holiday rentals website. Book a modern house in Cyprus for only £30 per person per week or a unique traditional Tuscan home for only £120 per person per week.

Snow has been falling in the Alps for over a month now, so conditions are excellent for skiing with some resorts in Austria reporting up to 6 metres of snow. If you still haven’t had your share of skiing this year, book a late ski holiday now and take advantage of some great deals on apartments and chalets in the Alps., the UK’s number one holiday rentals website, offers access to a great range of private holiday lets available to rent at a discounted rate.

April 15, 2012 will mark 100 years since the tragic sinking of RMS Titanic. Having played major roles in the vessel’s story, the cities of Belfast, Southampton and Halifax are hosting a fusion of commemorative events to celebrate the centenary of the ship’s maiden voyage. For those planning to attend the festivities,, the UK’s number one holiday rentals website, advertises a good range of private apartments and houses, ideal for a Titanic-themed holiday.